From the AP: They are DECLARING the HISTORIC (gag me) nomination of Hillary Clinton as the first yada yada yada…
OMG, today is going to be a good one to walk away from your TV set. The libs are going full orgasm as the Hildabeast takes home California and NJ and is, you know, the first woman….Help me Rhonda.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.
Clinton’s rise to presumptive nominee arrived nearly eight years to the day after she conceded her first White House campaign to Barack Obama. Back then, she famously noted her inability to “shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling.”
Campaigning this time as the loyal successor to the nation’s first black president, Clinton held off a surprisingly strong challenge from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. He mobilized millions with a fervently liberal message and his insurgent candidacy revealed a deep level of national frustration with politics-as-usual, even among Democrats who have controlled the White House since 2009.
The former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady reached the 2,383 delegates needed to become the presumptive Democratic nominee on Monday with a decisive weekend victory in Puerto Rico and a burst of last-minute support from superdelegates. Those are party officials and officeholders, many of them eager to wrap up the primary amid preference polls showing her in a tightening race with presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
Clinton has 1,812 pledged delegates won in primaries and caucuses. She also has the support of 571 superdelegates, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP surveyed all 714 superdelegates repeatedly in the past seven months, and only 95 remain publicly uncommitted.
A WSJ reader noted this, quite accurately I might add:
In Clinton fashion, this happens mysteriously on a day with no voting and the day before the California primary where she would potentially be embarrassed. Funny isn’t it? You could suggest that this announcement was made to TIP THE VOTE in California. Nah the Clintons and Democrat party machine wouldn’t do that would they?
So Bernie was right? The nomination was rigged from the get go. Bernie didn’t stand a chance against the Clinton machine – he knew it but gave it a valiant try.
You know the worst part of all this Hillary Thrill Fest? Obama will endorse her tomorrow and will get to be on the campaign trail. Heaven help us all. As Bedford Mom noted yesterday, Obama never made one single comment about D-Day, yet numerous comments about Ramadan. Ugh.
Then there’s Trump. He’s gone totally off the rails lately, stuck on this judge thing when he has so much material to work with – the economy to begin with. C’mon Donald – get with the plan. He’s going to lose if he continues with his stupid name calling.